​Knives are the most important tools in your kitchen. Without them, all you can do is eat oat-meal, bananas, and take-out food. Choosing the right knives is crucial. What knives do you abso-lutely need? And what other knives do you want after you have the basics covered?

At the bare minimum, you need to have two knives: a chef’s knife for cutting, chopping, and slicing, and a paring knife for the smaller tasks. The differences between these two knives are refected in their size and the size of the food you’re cut-ting. A chef’s knife is so large that you wouldn’t be able to get the fne movements needed to take the top off a straw-berry without risking some damage to your fngers. And if you were to try to carve a turkey with a paring knife, you and your guests might have to wait a long time before dinner is served.

Together, these two knives meet the minimum requirements for you to be a confdent cook.

But to help make cooking easier and more effcient, I think every cook needs “four and a half” knives. Along with the chef’s knife and paring knife, these include a 6-inch utility knife, an offset handle serrated deli knife, and a bench scraper (which is what I refer to as half a knife). Any knives beyond these are task specifc and will help you as your skills and collection of recipes grow.

But wait.

​Some people would put one more knife into this must-have category: a Japanese Santoku knife. Many people use this knife instead of a chef’s knife. Its shape and thin blade are ideal for slicing fruit and vegetables.

The chef’s knife will be your go-to knife for the vast major-ity of your cutting, chopping, slicing, and dicing. With it you can carve meat and poultry, chop onions, slice tomatoes, and mince cilantro and parsley. Plus a whole lot more.

Chef’s knives generally come in three sizes: 8, 10, and 12 inches. The most popular size is the 8-inch knife. Many people feel a larger knife is too big, and that it will be less safe and effec-tive to use. But if you hold your knife correctly and follow the chef’s knife techniques, you’ll fnd that a 10-inch chef’s knife is more effcient, less tiring, and safer to use than an 8-inch one.

This might seem contradictory, as it seems like you will need more effort to control a longer knife. But, if you’re slicing an onion, or almost any food, your arm and wrist will have to lift higher with a shorter blade. That’s because chef’s knives have an area that’s used most effectively for slicing and chop-ping. It’s like the “sweet spot” on a tennis racquet, golf club, or a baseball or cricket bat. On the chef’s knife, this is toward the back half of the blade. This is where the weight of the knife, combined with your effort, gives you the most effective cutting area. A shorter knife has a smaller sweet spot, and it must be lifted higher for that area to cut the food. As a result, the area that actually cuts the food is smaller. This puts more strain on your wrist, arm, and shoulder. For the same cutting results, with an 8-inch chef’s knife, you have to work harder. And for a longer period of time too.

​Below is a list of the 10+ best knife for kitchen  2017 2018 , given based on the number of buyers and the best rating. Includes knives for cutting fruits, cut meat knives...

Best Knife For Kitchen 2017 2018

Mercer Culinary Genesis 7-Inch Forged Santoku Knife
Mercer Culinary Genesis 7-Inch Forged Santoku Knife
Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black
Below is a list of the 10 best knife for kitchen  2017 2018 , given based on the number of buyers and the best rating. Includes knives for cutting fruits, cut meat knives...
Santoku Knife - Shogun Series - AUS-10V Japanese Steel 67 Layers

Brand: Dalstrong

Dalstrong
Santoku Knife - Shogun Series - AUS-10V Japanese Steel 67 Layers
Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black
Aicok 8-Inch Chef Kitchen Knife with Stainless Steel Razor Sharp Blade and Ergonomic Handle

Brand: Aicok

Aicok 8-Inch Chef Kitchen Knife with Stainless Steel Razor Sharp Blade and Ergonomic Handle
Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black
Allezola Professional Chef's Knife, 7.5 Inch German High Carbon Stainless Steel, Very Sharp, Balanced Comfortable Handle, Multipurpose Top Kitchen Knife for Home and Restaurant

Brand: ​​Allezola

​Allezola
Allezola Professional Chef's Knife, 7.5 Inch German High Carbon Stainless Steel, Very Sharp, Balanced Comfortable Handle, Multipurpose Top Kitchen Knife for Home and Restaurant
Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black
Utopia Kitchen Stainless-Steel Chef Knife,8-Inches
Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black
Kutt Chef Knife, Razor Sharp and Rust-Free Professional Chopping Knife for Budding Kitchen Cooks and Pro Chefs, German Stainless Steel, 8 Inch Blade
Kutt Chef Knife, Razor Sharp and Rust-Free Professional Chopping Knife for Budding Kitchen Cooks and Pro Chefs, German Stainless Steel, 8 Inch Blade
Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black
7 Inch Stainless Steel Chopper - Cleaver - Butcher Knife - Multipurpose Use for Home Kitchen or Restaurant by Utopia Kitchen
Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black

​Best Knife Set For Kitchen 2017 2018

Vremi 10 Piece Colorful Knife Set - 5 Kitchen Knives with 5 Knife Sheath Covers - Chef Knife Sets with Carving Serrated Utility Chef's and Paring Knives - Colored Knife Set with Matching Color Case

Brand: Vremi

Vremi 10 Piece Colorful Knife Set - 5 Kitchen Knives with 5 Knife Sheath Covers - Chef Knife Sets with Carving Serrated Utility Chef's and Paring Knives - Colored Knife Set with Matching Color Case
Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black
Utopia Kitchen Stainless Steel 6 Piece Knives Set (5 Knives plus and Acrylic Stand)
Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black
HomeHero 5-Piece Stainless Steel Sharpener and Block Kitchen Knife Set with Finger Guard

Brand: HomeHero

HomeHero 5-Piece Stainless Steel Sharpener and Block Kitchen Knife Set with Finger Guard
Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black
Ginsu Essential Series 14-Piece Stainless Steel Serrated Knife Set – Cutlery Set with Black Kitchen Knives in a Natural Block, 04817DS

Brand: Ginsu

Ginsu Essential Series 14-Piece Stainless Steel Serrated Knife Set – Cutlery Set with Black Kitchen Knives in a Natural Block, 04817DS
Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black
Utopia Kitchen Premium Class Stainless-Steel 12 Knife Set with Acrylic Stand
Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black
SiliSlick Rainbow Titanium Coated Stainless Steel 5-Piece Kitchen Knife Set. Each Knife Comes in Clear Sheath for your Safety. Green-Black Handles
SiliSlick®
SiliSlick Rainbow Titanium Coated Stainless Steel 5-Piece Kitchen Knife Set. Each Knife Comes in Clear Sheath for your Safety. Green-Black Handles
Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black
TUO Cutlery Fiery Series Kitchen Block Knife Set 8 PCS - Cleaver, Chopper, Utility, Paring, Santoku, Honing Steel, Shears and Knife Block -Forged HC German Steel with Pakkawood Handle
TUO Cutlery Fiery Series Kitchen Block Knife Set 8 PCS - Cleaver, Chopper, Utility, Paring, Santoku, Honing Steel, Shears and Knife Block -Forged HC German Steel with Pakkawood Handle
Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black
LivingKit Stainless Steel Kitchen Knife Block Set Block 14 Piece For Home Cooking Culinary School Commercial Kitchen
LivingKit Stainless Steel Kitchen Knife Block Set Block 14 Piece For Home Cooking Culinary School Commercial Kitchen
Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black
Wusthof Classic Ikon 26-piece Ultimate Knife Block Set

Brand: Wüsthof

Wüsthof
Wusthof Classic Ikon 26-piece Ultimate Knife Block Set (Natural Block)
Outset QB90 Rosewood Collection Steak Knife Set, 6-Piece
Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black